Giuliana Racco (b. 1976 in Toronto, Canada) has been based in Europe since 2002. She completed her graduate degree in Visual Arts at the IUAV University in Venice, and later worked as an Assistant Professor in the visual arts courses held by Lewis Baltz.
She has participated in international research and residency programmes in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Luxembourg, Palestine and Israel and her work has been featured at Fundació Suñol and Arts Santa Mónica (Barcelona); López Museum (Philippines); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka (Croatia); Winterthur Fotomuseum (Switzerland); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg and LE CAP Centre d’arts plastiques de Saint-Fons (France); Kunstcentrum Ronneby (Sweden); Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Italy); Frith Street Gallery (London) and àngels (Barcelona).
Racco has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, the City of Barcelona, Hangar Centre for Artistic Research and Production and La Escocesa. In 2014, Cross-Section of an Unlearning Process, based on her work with an initiating experimental advanced research program in Palestinian refugee camps, was published by MONOS Editions (NO/I).
Key international roles include the coordination of the Czech and Slovak Pavilion for the Biennale di Venezia (2008-2011) as well as creative direction of the Encounters program for Juntos Aparte, curated by Alex Brahim as part of the Bienal Sur (2017). She is head translator for MONOS Editions and was head translator and researcher for Migropolis: An Atlas of a Global Situation (Hatje Cantz, 2009). She is currently a member of the Programme Commission of Hangar Centre for Artistic Research and Production.
Drawing on fieldwork, archival research and collective narration, Racco constantly questions the filters through which basic concepts of Western culture are perceived. She is interested in language processes, desire and movement, merging both the intellectual and emotional, the poetic and the political, particularly concerning workers, migrants and refugees. Her work is formalized through drawing, print and digital media, installation and public intervention.